The Future of Electronic Resource Management Systems: Inside and Out

The Future of Electronic Resource Management Systems: Inside and Out

Ted Fons (Innovative Interfaces, Inc., USA)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 11
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-891-8.ch020
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The core functional requirements for electronic resource management systems have been identified and implemented in varying depths by commercial and library system developers. As use of these systems increases, novel needs have been revealed. These new needs reside on both sides of the end-user spectrum. Library staff have a need to analyze their electronic collections for comprehensiveness, title overlap, cost-per-use, usage distribution within journal packages and other collection analysis functions. They also have the need to automate administrative tasks like IP registration, incident reporting, activation, renewal, sample license review, and license exchange. Library patrons and public services staff have a need to understand the full range of permissions and restrictions for electronic resource use at the local and consortial levels. They also have the need to be alerted when electronic resources have been upgraded, enhanced or when system outages are planned or are on going. Those needs are manifest at all levels of access: the discovery services platform, online public access catalog, the link resolver, the metasearch environment, A-Z list, and so forth. Since the electronic resource management system already stores permitted and restricted uses, it is the ideal source for that data at all levels of patron access. As electronic resource management systems evolve, the functional requirements should evolve to describe the library’s needs for a system that acts as a collection development and analysis tool and as the source for critical access and license data for patrons wherever they access the library’s electronic resources and to support the requirements of libraries in a consortial arrangement.

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Tim Jewell
Holly Yu, Scott Breivold
Chapter 1
Dalene Hawthorne
This chapter describes the history of the development and use of electronic resources in libraries in the United States. It provides an overview of... Sample PDF
History of Electronic Resources
Chapter 2
Robert L. Bothmann, Melissa Holmberg
This chapter addresses electronic resource management from the perspectives of planning, policy, and workflow issues experienced by libraries. Many... Sample PDF
Strategic Planning for Electronic Resource Management
Chapter 3
Patricia Hults
This chapter provides an overview of electronic usage statistics, including methods of defining, collecting, and using the data. A survey of some of... Sample PDF
Electronic Usage Statistics
Chapter 4
Smita Joshipura
The purpose of this chapter is to provide in-depth and comprehensive coverage of the workflow for electronic resources (e-resources) from selection... Sample PDF
Selecting, Acquiring, and Renewing Electronic Resources
Chapter 5
Jodi Poe, Mary Bevis, John-Bauer Graham, Bethany Latham, Kimberly W. Stevens
Management of electronic resources is a time-consuming and, at times, a difficult process. Although the management of electronic resources is often... Sample PDF
Sharing the Albatross of E-Resources Management Workflow
Chapter 6
Marianne Afifi
The number of electronic resources is continually growing and the processes associated with managing them are ever more complex. Consequently... Sample PDF
Process Mapping for Electronic Resources: A Lesson from Business Models
Chapter 7
Debra Engel, Sarah Robbins
This chapter examines the evolution of the electronic resources librarian position within academic libraries as a result of increasing demands for... Sample PDF
Evolving Roles for Electronic Resources Librarians
Chapter 8
Trisha L. Davis, Celeste Feather
The terms of licenses for electronic resources have changed in the past decade as librarians and publishers strived to reach common ground. A review... Sample PDF
The Evolution of License Content
Chapter 9
Aline Soules, Donna L. Ferullo
The chapter begins with an examination of the sections of copyright law that impact electronic resource management, and reviews the various laws... Sample PDF
Copyright Implications for Electronic Resources
Chapter 10
Kincaid C. Brown
This chapter introduces the reader to the realm of electronic resource license agreements. It provides the reader with an overview of basic contract... Sample PDF
Tactics and Terms in the Negotiation of Electronic Resource Licenses
Chapter 11
Heather Christenson, Sherry Willhite
This chapter describes how the California Digital Library (CDL) supports the thousands of electronic journals, databases, collections and reference... Sample PDF
Working with Database and E-Journal Vendors to Ensure Quality for End Users
Chapter 12
Janet A. Crum
In this chapter, the author advocates providing a unified, seamless interface—one-stop shopping—for the full range of journal literature available... Sample PDF
One-Stop Shopping for Journal Holdings
Chapter 13
George Boston, Randle J. Gedeon
This chapter provides a general overview of the development and implementation of existing techniques for the reference linking of scholarly... Sample PDF
Beyond OpenURL: Technologies for Linking Library Resources
Chapter 14
Juan Carlos Rodriguez, Bin Zhang
This chapter opens with a discussion of the varying needs of libraries to provide their users with both local and remote access to electronic... Sample PDF
Authentication and Access Management of Electronic Resources
Chapter 15
Diana Kichuk
There are no accepted standards governing naming electronic resources in A to Z lists or electronic resource management (ERM) systems. Current... Sample PDF
Using Consistent Naming Conventions for Library Electronic Resources
Chapter 16
Ted Koppel
Electronic resource management (ERM) software is in the spotlight as a new management tool within libraries. Built to manage all steps in the... Sample PDF
Standards, the Structural Underpinnings of Electronic Resource Management Systems
Chapter 17
Yvonne Wei Zhang
This chapter will focus on two ERM services, ExLibris’ SFX and III’s ERM. ExLibris’ SFX is an example of a link resolver, whereas III ERM is an... Sample PDF
Challenges and Potentials of Electronic Resource Management
Chapter 18
Margaret Hogarth, Vicki Bloom
Management of electronic resources requires more features and fields than legacy integrated library systems (ILS) can provide. Relationships between... Sample PDF
Panorama of Electronic Resource Management Systems
Chapter 19
Marie R. Kennedy
As libraries dramatically increased their numbers of licensed electronic resources in the 1990s, such as online journals and databases, they... Sample PDF
The Impact of Locally Developed Electronic Resource Management Systems
Chapter 20
Ted Fons
The core functional requirements for electronic resource management systems have been identified and implemented in varying depths by commercial and... Sample PDF
The Future of Electronic Resource Management Systems: Inside and Out
Chapter 21
Ted Koppel
Electronic resource management (ERM), as a tool for library management, grows in importance every day. The ERM industry has matured greatly over the... Sample PDF
In the Eye of the Storm: ERM Systems are Guiding Libraries' Future
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